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pusillanimity

[pyoo-suh-luh-nim-i-tee] /ˌpyu sə ləˈnɪm ɪ ti/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being pusillanimous; timidity; cowardliness.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin pusillanimitās. See pusillanimous, -ity
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Examples for pusillanimity
  • And therefore much laughter at the defects of others is a sign of pusillanimity.
  • He afterwards reproached himself as guilty of pusillanimity.
  • Their example wonderfully inspires us with resolution, and silences all the pretexts of pusillanimity.
  • pusillanimity is fear following on the heels of fright like an attendant.

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